Two influential members of Congress are asking the U.S.
Department of Transportation's Inspector General to make a thorough study of
the planned cross-border pilot program involving Mexican trucks.
Reps. James Oberstar, D-MN, and Peter DeFazio, D-OR, want
the DOT to zero in on four areas:
compliance by Mexican drivers;
and alcohol testing standards in Mexico;
Mexican truckers will get U.S. insurance coverage; and
with incomplete or inaccurate data on Mexican trucks and drivers.
Oberstar chairs the House Transportation Committee, and
DeFazio chairs the Transportation Subcommittee.